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Flu, norovirus alert from Cambridge University Hospitals
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Flu, norovirus alert from Cambridge University Hospitals

Patients asked to check with GPs before hospital visits.

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HCV-1: SOF/VEL/VOX highly effective after DAA failure

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Short-cycle ART acceptable to young people with HIV

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Community-acquired pneumonia and cardiovascular risk: high predictive value of cardiac troponin T levels

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ECDC and EFA launch new report on antimicrobial resistance

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FDA clears first procalcitonin test for lower respiratory infections and sepsis

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Stroke risk higher within 3 months of herpes zoster infection

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Ebola: super-spreaders were responsible for 60% of cases

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Zika-positive blood donors detected outside transmission areas

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Wait for surgery is too long, says Royal College

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Children’s daily sugar intake equivalent to 20 chocolate chip biscuits

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30% of neonatal unit admissions may be unnecessary

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BMA survey: 42% of European GPs may leave UK

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Rise in A&E referrals from NHS 111 service

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One-off screening test cuts bowel cancer risk by third, study shows

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Natalizumab-associated PML: plasmapheresis fails to improve outcomes

Risk for death was higher for patients in the US vs European countries.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Burn Care Res
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New algorithm helps identify burn patients at critical risk for septic shock/organ failure

The algorithm is simple but still requires validation.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Manag Care Spec Pharm
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HCV: pharmacy-led DAA management yields 94% clearance rate

A real-world VA medical center program lowers cost per cure.

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Multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in children on the rise

Over the course 8 years, multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriacae in hospitalized children has increased as much as 700% in the US.

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Acute respiratory infections: cutting risk by treating gastroesophageal reflux

This study highlights importance of educating patients on treating GERD.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Infect. Dis.
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Pregnancy: is routine screening for chlamydia cost-effective?

Over 1.3 million US cases of C trachomatis infection were reported in 2010.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Thorac Dis
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LVADs linked to false-positive HCV antibody tests

Follow-up testing may be needed to preserve transplant eligibility.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Hepatol Res
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HCV-1b: DCV/ASV safe, effective in nondialysis CKD

Clearance rates are not inferior to those of patients with normal renal function.

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Antibiotics could be alternative to surgery as treatment for appendicitis
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Antibiotics could be alternative to surgery as treatment for appendicitis

A systematic review of available evidence compares efficacy and safety.

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Emerging Infectious Disease: Monthly Essentials February 2017
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Emerging Infectious Disease: Monthly Essentials February 2017

New sepsis guidelines | Antimicrobial stewardship works | Zika and blood donation | Zika screening in pregnancy

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HIV-1 founder viruses resurge following antiretroviral treatment interruption | CROI
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HIV-1 founder viruses resurge following antiretroviral treatment interruption | CROI

Antiretroviral treatment controls HIV-1 replication but is not sufficient to eliminate a viral reservoir that was established in the first few days of HIV-1 infection.

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Pediatric sepsis: 2005 pediatric shock criteria questionable for predicting mortality

Clinicians should consider lactate, cardiovascular, and other derangements for predicting pediatric mortality in sepsis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Emerg Infect Dis
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Multidrug-resistant S capitis NRCS-A increases risk for severe neonatal sepsis

NRCS-A represents a global threat to treating neonatal sepsis.

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Prevalence of unsuppressed HIV: a more reliable measure of population-level transmission risk

With widespread use of ART, HIV prevalence may be losing significance.

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